10 homes you can buy for $450,000

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    How much house can you buy for $450,000?

    That depends on where you're shopping.

    These homes are about 2.4 times more expensive than the national median home value of $189,400, according to Zillow. However, in some metro areas like New York City they still fall below the median home value for their neighborhoods. In these relatively expensive markets, you'll probably find your choices limited to smaller spaces (think studios or one-bedroom units).

    But if you expand your search to less expensive areas like Detroit, you could find a large historic home with your name on it.

    Click ahead to see how much house you can buy for $450,000 in 10 cities across the country.

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